Kurt Busch Wins the NASCAR Sprint All-Star Race
Kurt Busch, driver of the No. 2 Penske Racing Dodge, drove to his first victory in the NASCAR Sprint All-Star Race at Charlotte Motor Speedway. After starting from the pole, Busch brushed the wall early, but was able to get back to the front after the final mandatory pit stop before the ten-lap shootout to the finish and a multi-car wreck late in the race.
“It’s an unbelievable experience,” said Busch. “It’s something that you sit there and you look at all of the greats that have won this race. I think we went all the way from fifth to first in one lap. The Miller Light Dodge was money when it counted. We really had a fast race car. It was a pleasure to drive it.”
Martin Truex Jr. won the Sprint Showdown for the second time and achieved a second place finish in the NASCAR Sprint All-Star Race. Joey Logano finished third.
“It was a lot of fun,” Truex said. “We just needed a few more laps. I was catching Kurt there at the end. It was a good day for us.”
Carl Edwards won the Sprint Fan Vote, but was involved in an accident and finished in the 21st position. Full results are available on the Charlotte Motor Speedway website.
Tickets are still available for next weekend’s Coca-Cola 600 at Charlotte Motor Speedway can be purchased online or by calling the speedway ticket office at 1-800-455-FANS. Friends and family four-pack tickets start at just $39.75 per person.